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How Travel Insurance Can Save Your Vacation

If you're thinking about planning your next vacation for you or for you and your family, you may want to include the purchase of travel insurance in your budget.

The percentage of people purchasing travel insurance has been on the rise over the last 10 years. Prior to that, less than 10 percent of travelers purchased travel insurance. Today, almost 30 percent of travelers purchase some sort of travel insurance coverage.

When preparing for and budgeting for a vacation, you should consider the different types of plans so you know which one will cover your needs best.

Travel insurance plans are available in a wide range of prices and cover a variety of circumstances. You can research plans online to find out which plan suits you, your vacation and your budget.

Many travel insurance plans cover financial loss. For example, many travel insurance plans will reimburse any money you have paid for nonrefundable tickets or payments, unused payments or deposits. These types of plans will reimburse your money if you have to cancel or interrupt your trip due to a reason covered by that plan. If you have booked an all inclusive stay at a family resort, but have an illness in the family that prevents you from taking that trip, your travel insurance will reimburse your costs so that you do not lose your money for a trip you could not take. Other plans can help cover unexpected travel expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances, which you have no control over. For example, during times of flight delays and cancellations due to weather, some travel insurance plans provide reimbursement for additional travel expenses you may incur, such as meals and accommodations.

Travel insurance can also cover some limited medical expenses. For example, some travel insurance plans will cover the costs of replacing prescriptions and necessary doctor, hospital or even dental visits while on vacation. This is important especially when travelling abroad since most health insurance plans do not cover medical expenses incurred outside the U.S.

Additional items covered by travel insurance plans can include: lost or stolen baggage, credit card replacement, legal assistance, language translation and, in case of death, return of remains.

When researching plans, make sure the policy includes 24-hour contact information either by phone or by internet from anywhere in the world. The right plan will be worth the small investment you’ll make in time and money if anything goes wrong.

To protect you, your family and your hard-earned money, be sure to research travel insurance options while you are making vacation plans. Much of the research can be done online.

Nationwide sparks travel insurance row as it says cyclists will only be covered for bike injuries if they wear a helmet

Nationwide has sparked a travel insurance row after changing its policy to mean that those riding bikes while on holiday will only be covered if they wear a helmet. The building society's move will apply to customers with the worldwide family travel policy ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:58:00 GMT



Mandatory health cover boosts travel insurance market

Dubai: The $100-120 million (Dh367-734 million) Middle East travel insurance market largely follows the global growth trend, primarily fuelled by the increasing insistence of governments across the world on mandatory health care, an industry expert told ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:51:00 GMT



4 Things Retirees Should Know About Buying Travel Insurance

No one wants to think of what could go wrong on a trip, but it's important to, especially for seniors. Daniel Durazo, head of communications at Allianz Travel Insurance, likes to tell the story of a friend of his who, despite traveling extensively, had ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:58:00 GMT



Britons face paying extortionate travel insurance premiums - that will see adventurers risk major injury - if the European Health Insurance Card is axed post-Brexit, experts warn

Britons will face extortionate travel insurance premiums if the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) fails to survive Brexit negotiations, experts warn. Without the EHIC, which entitles Britons to free healthcare when travelling in the EU, insurance ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:07:00 GMT



Millennial Adventurer Insurance

Jauntin on-demand travel insurance seems explicitly designed for millennials. That's because like so many other services nowadays it only asks you to pay for what you use. When it comes to insurance of all types this idea is still novel but steadily ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:14:00 GMT



Without travel insurance, 'egregious billing' common for emergency care in tourist spots

INDIANAPOLIS -- At least twice in the past year, vacationing Hoosiers have been held virtual hostages following emergency medical care at Cancun hospitals. Last August, Dixie Stinson was on a family trip to Cancun when she had a heart attack and needed ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:45:00 GMT



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